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  • O Erro Mais Idiótico na Abertura

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    Aposto que alguns de vocês, meus caros leitores, pensam que eu vou falar sobre o "Mate de dois-lances (Fool's Mate)" ou o "Mate de Pastor (Scholar's Mate)." Na verdade não existe uma forma mais rápida...

  • Chess Goes Podcasting: Listen To Your Favorites

    FM MikeKlein Mar 8, 2017, 2:58 AM

    In a recent interview, the man who's a perfect five-for-five in writing New York Times bestsellers explained that he now has to chase his audience. And that means podcasting. Fittingly, renowned...

  • PRO Chess League Week 3: The Critical Showdowns

    NM SamCopeland Jan 25, 2017, 1:45 AM

    With a staggering 480 players and more than 150 grandmasters currently playing, the PRO Chess League is expanding as word of mouth spreads and new free agents and local players sign up to do battle for their teams...

  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PROChessLeague Jan 10, 2017, 1:28 PM

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 3/9/2017: A. Eligibility and Team Makeup   A.1. Team rosters A lineup is the four players you are using each match. A roster is the total list of players you have on...

  • Why You Lose To Weaker Players

    IM Silman Dec 21, 2016, 3:41 PM

    Asmara the Cat wrote: I have a problem and I hope you can help me. My problem is that I don’t know how to defeat bad players (well, I’m not so good, but players who play worse than me). In real life,...

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  • Howell claims Winter Classic in thrilling finish by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Mar 22, 2017, 9:06 AM

    David Howell has taken the $5,000 first prize at the Winter Chess Classic in Saint Louis after winning an epic 129-move game in the final round. The English GM played around 90 moves of that game on the 30 seconds...

  • 2017 - Is this the year? :) (Part 2 out of 2)

    NM HustleTime Mar 22, 2017, 3:51 AM

    Hi there   This is the Part 2 of the review covering my first couple of chess tournaments this year and illustrating all my struggles and sweats towards the ultimate goal! So in part 1 (which you see here)...

  • Last Second Checkmate

    gargantuanmedia Mar 17, 2017, 8:12 PM

    10 minute match was played March 17th 2017 at chess.com.   Baiting out a pawn at the end of battle won the war with only 10 seconds left on my clock, player. 1400+ is my new average rating in Blitz. The last four...

  • A Theoretical Framework for Adult Improvement

    Milliern Mar 15, 2017, 3:28 PM

    I’m constantly thinking about how to improve at chess, how to analyze metrics to determine improvement, and trying to understand how improving works.  One of the world-shifting understandings I’ve come to has been...

  • When are Magnus & co. next in action? by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Mar 12, 2017, 8:29 AM

    We've got a quiet couple of weeks chesswise, but it’s the lull before the storm! March ends with a new Chinese supertournament, a new open and So, Caruana and Nakamura in the US Championships, before April sees...

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  • Our newbies: Magnificent Seven!

    SergejBrln Mar 10, 2017, 2:30 PM

    In January we had some strong newbies, 7 of them are helping us in the match against ACROPOLIS. I'd like to introduce this Magnificient Seven! Catholic_Knight: José from the USA is a chess.com member since 2 years,...

  • Froboo

    chrka Mar 8, 2017, 12:31 PM

    In a recent interview, the man who's a perfect five-for-five in writing New York Times bestsellers explained that he now has to chase his audience. And that means podcasting. Fittingly, renowned...

  • Carlsen, So, Caruana To Play Chess.com Speed Chess Champs

    FM MikeKlein Mar 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

    if you liked Chess.com's Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship in 2016, we're about to double your pleasure in 2017. Forget March Madness; this is the bracket you'll be obsessing over. The inaugural Speed...

  • Norms Galore At Batavia Tournament

    PeterDoggers Mar 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

    No less than three norms we scored at this year's Batavia Tournament in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Grandmaster results for winner IM Bobby Cheng and IM Lucas van Foreest, and an IM norm for FM Barry Brink. Players...

  • And The Winner Is... Women's World Champion Tan Zhongyi

    IM JovankaHouska Mar 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Hou Yifan lost her world title, but China did not. Beating favorite Anna Muzychuk in the final's playoff (and top seed Ju Wenjun earlier in the tournament), Tan Zhongyi of China became the new Women's...

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